riversideAK (6034) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharply bourbon strong nose, apples, woody with soft hints of vanilla too. Black pour with cola edges thinnish beige head. Bourbon, vanilla, wood, darker malts, some chocolate, tons of bourbon, like a shot was poured into the beer. Super boozy, thin body. Wow I could have let this sit for a while.
vtafro (6029) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ NotB. Black pour with tan head.Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malt notes, and some light hop notes that are suppressed by this malt dominance and barrel aging.
drfabulous (6005) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a shared 22 ounce bottle. Creamy chocolate pour and taste. Big bourbon nose and taste. Very rich.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz purple wax bomber #99/2009 thanks to ericandersnavy) clear ruby brown with oily khaki bubbles. Nose of honey, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate syrup. Taste of maple, alcohol, vanilla bean, honey, milk chocolate, bourbon that’s complex and delicious. Silky smooth mouthfeel.
Countbeer (5906) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage : Served in a taster:
Black body with brown lacing.
Aroma is bourbon, roast, liquorice, raisin...
Flavour is roast, bourbon, liquorice, raisin, light bitters, light sweet...
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, liquorice, soat, meat...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
egajdzis (5893) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black with a small tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbony alcohol. Taste of vanilla, wood, bourbon, roasted malts, some smoke, fruit, alcohol in the finish.
Nisse666 (5890) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wee sample at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg
AR: toffe, coffey, bourbon vanilla
AP: dark brown body, wee to na head
F: wee alcholic, coffey, whiskey/bourbon vanilla, lighter and less colmplex the 20 year variant
AirForceHops (5767) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Adam Jackson’s crazy vertical at my pad, in yet another 650 ml bottle. Aroma shows wood barrel and char malt with some leather and tobacco hints. Nice aroma’s.
Taste is a chocolate richness, mild roasted grain and finishing with bourbon and oak. Medium bodied with some low, creamy carbonation. Nice level of complex bourbon and awesome stout base. Really super smooth… I have never have had the 20 year but this is damn fine.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl, at 9.5%Vol, Vintage 2009 (with purple wax), Bottle N° 1080, exclusive American brew, with honey, thx to Wimenels!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!
kramer (5733) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, via pantanap. Black pour with a small fizzy brown head that fell to a thin ring and a wispy partial covering. The nose is rather boozy and bourbon dominated, but there’s still a lot of good stuff in there as well. Vanilla, light wood, roast, bitter bakers chocolate, a little candied dark fruits. The flavor is pretty well balanced between the barrel and the beer though. There’s plenty of bourbon, but it’s as much focused on the vanilla, roast, oak, and dark roast coffee as the bourbon. Some light alcohol flavor, but it works pretty well with the slight sweetness and the vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with a nice lingering vanilla and roast finish. Soft fizzy carbonation helps cut the body well. Pretty nice bourbon barrel stout. Any more booziness and it might have been too much, but I think this worked as it is.